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  1. RobUK

    Vista recovery failed

    Sorted thanks Been on hols so have not had chance to try your fix, the advice given by last two members did give me an idea. I was able to manually start the Acer eRecovery and burn factory image to DVD, then reinstall Vista from there. Thanks to everyone for their advice.
  2. RobUK

    Vista recovery failed

    Made some progress Vista now loads Hi Justin Thanks for your reply, normally I would agree but I bought this at a liquidation auction to try and save a bit of cash (made redundant April 2008 - good old credit crunch). I have 3 kids under 15 who love using the PC and internet and was looking to...
  3. RobUK

    Vista recovery failed

    I bought an ex demo Acer Aspire 2920 laptop which has been locked down to prevent any tinkering in the shop (I believe it was Carphone Warehouse in the UK). Vista loaded OK but I was unable to install any software or use control panel as I do not have the admin password, I was advised to use the...